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ACHAL SHAH

2101 Rio Grande Street # 20008 Austin, TX 78705  832-368-2338  shah.achal88@gmail.com 

Objective To obtain a coop/internship in Electrical Engineering

Education Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2010


Bachelor of Arts, Economics, December 2010
The University of Texas at Austin
Cumulative GPA: 3.93 / 4.00, Major GPA: 4.00 / 4.00

Courses Microcontrollers, Data Structures, Java, C/C++, Logic Design, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,
Microeconomic Theory, Labor Economics, Probability and Random Processes, Linear Systems and
Signals, Engineering Design, Automatic Control,Power Systems and Systems Apparatus Laboratory, Solid State
Devices, Power Electronics, Electronic Circuits
Academic Experience
01/2010 – Present Research Assistant – Dr. Mack Grady, Energy Resources Lab, UT Austin
Research assistants in solar panel optimization research
Analyzing live values from solar panels mounted on top of building
Performing and building circuits to test solar power and its possible usage
Testing set modules for amplifiers/rectifiers to get better results and optimization
Experience
05/2009 – 07/2009 Summer Intern - ABB (Asea Brown Boveri)
Assembled, studied and tested circuit breakers and switches
Analyzed supply chain management – the Kanban system
Compliance of circuit breakers ordered and delivered
Hands–on experience on workshop floor

09/2008 – 05/2009 Undergraduate Assistant - Lab Proctor, ECE Department


Attended user queries and problems
Submitted maintenance tickets for software and hardware problems
Increased interpersonal communication and time management skills

04/2007 - 06/2007 Customers and Technical Support Assistant, Pioneer Icenet Ltd.
Attended to customer queries on phone as well as in person
Diagnosed service problems and provided solutions
Gained analytical thinking and problem solving skills
Activities
04/2009 – Present Vice Chair Corporate Relations - National Association of Engineering Student Councils 2010
National Conference, UT Austin
Building relationships with potential corporate partners for $150K fundraising conference
Responsible for corporate packet including content, formatting and distribution
Helping to organize NAESC Conference, UT Austin, March 4-7, 2010
Affiliated with the Student Engineering Council (SEC)

03/2009 – 04/2009 Roden Scholars - Case Study Competition, Spring 2009


Proposed a game plan for a MMORPG to address philanthropic issues
Contacted various software firms for pricing and research tools
Worked with an interdisciplinary team of Finance and Business majors
Sharpened project management skills

01/2009 – 01/2010 Head Event Planning Committee, Nazar - A South Asian Perspective
Managing and organizing events from fundraising to execution
Previous titles - Member Web Designing Committee, Fundraising Committee

Skills Familiar with AutoCAD, Cadence, Matlab, PSpice, Bryce 3D and Dabler
Versed in business management and solutions software SAP
Highly experienced in Java, C++, C, SQL, Qbasic
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
MCP - Microsoft Certified System Professional

Awards/Recognition University Honors – Fall 08, Spring 09 & Fall 09


Corporate Liaison – Fall Engineering Expo 2009
Indian Cultural Association, Volunteer – Fall 07, Spring 08, Fall 08, Spring 09
High School Valedictorian